Speaking with Variety earlier this week to promote the Netflix special Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, Seinfeld also offered a hint as to what the future holds in terms of a 12th season of Comedians in Cars. Hint: there might be none.
Seinfeld says the series might never return, even after the current health crisis ends, because he feels he’s exhausted the format after 80+ episodes. Clearly, he’s not a fan of the motto “if it’s not broken, why fix it,” because he is not one to outstay his welcome. It’s best to leave when you’re still loved than to shamefully bow out after people have started throwing tomatoes on stage.
“We haven’t planned anything with that show. I kind of feel like I did that tour,” Seinfeld explains. “I know they look very casual and easy, but they’re actually kind of a lot of work: The editing is very intense. And I feel like I may have done that exploration, at this point.”
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was another Seinfeld project that was both personal and widely popular. Over 84 episodes and 11 seasons, Seinfeld featured fellow celebrities and car collectors, riding in a car with him and engaging in all sorts of entertaining conversations. The series premiered in 2012 and moved to Netflix in 2018 – where, it seems, it will also end.